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Mowman
01-02-2000, 05:44 PM
Anyone heard of or using Dolmar String Trimmers? They are made in Germany and have a two year commerical war. Price for a 25cc is $199.00. Any comments will be greatly appreicated. Mowman

gene gls
01-02-2000, 06:06 PM
This is the only brand my dealer carries now.They are a bit higher in price but the quality is supposed to be worth it.I haven't needed to purchase any hand tools sence starting to do business with this dealer.I like what I see and will buy when in need.

Eric ELM
01-02-2000, 06:19 PM
I hadn't heard of them until you brought it up. I checked out their site and all I saw was a curved shaft trimmer which we don't like. The price and the warranty sound great if they had staight shaft. I see that Makita is the one that handles them in the USA. USA Makita U.S.A., Inc. Houston Office • 12701 Directors Drive • Stafford, TX 77477 281-565 8665 <p>----------<br>Eric@ELM<br>http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/index.html

Keith
01-02-2000, 09:32 PM
I am not sure what their reputation with string trimmers is, but they have made chainsaws (sachs/dolmar) for a long time. One of my dealers has the chainsaws and at one time (like 1993) had a two-cycle 21&quot; mower. He talked me into buying the last one he had ($500). Big POS, couldn't even find a blade for it, and it vacuumed everything including what looked like the top 1/2 inch of soil. It was an absolute waste of money, needless to says Sachs/Dolmar would be a hard sell to me.<p>Mowman, I understand you don't want to make a mistake and you are going to the right place for answers. Some of your earlier choices should work out better for you. Stay with a name brand, with available replacement parts. Don't kick yourself later for buying what appeared to be a deal.

Lazer
01-03-2000, 01:44 PM
2-cycle equipment is a &quot;catch-22&quot; Sure, there are better products out there than, say, ECHO, but after 1 or 2 years, you'll either need parts (hard to get for uncommon brands) or you need to sell. Will a uncommon brand be worth something at at re-sell 2 years from now?

Dave
01-05-2000, 05:01 PM
How about a shindaiwa t-260 24.1cc 11.1pounds,6splined solid shaft two ring piston,good guarentee

dfor
01-06-2000, 03:44 AM
I, and a lot of guys I know, have the Shindaiwa T-230. I personally wouldn't buy any other. 22.5 cc and 9.5 lbs. They run about $250 or so.

Keith
01-06-2000, 11:33 AM
That's what we run. They are light and have plenty of power for everyday trimming.

Retro67
01-06-2000, 11:47 AM
I have a T230 and a T260. Love them both. If I had to have only one, I'd spend the xtra for the T260. Also, I don't like anything but professional quality, round trimming line. Storebought trimmer line costs me time. It seems to break off and weld itself quite a bit. Stihl, Tanaka and Shindaiwa trimmer line are better. I've used all three with equal success.<p>John

Eric ELM
01-06-2000, 11:48 AM
We have two T270's and the PB270 power broom, which is also a great machine. We have had good luck with all the Shindaiwa products. <p>----------<br>Eric@ELM<br>http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/index.html

jlboots
01-06-2000, 06:49 PM
One more plug for shindiawa. Been using their trimmers for 9 years now. Still impressed and the price had went down over the years.

Roger
01-07-2000, 08:17 AM
Retro67 - We are a bit off-topic here... But, have you tried Echo line? I found Echo to be better than Shindaiwa line. Echo (MN-7 I think?) lasts longer, because it doesn't break off. I have a T-230, use it myself so I know how it is being used. I've never tried Stihl. Stone walls and chain link fences are brutal on line.

Eric ELM
01-07-2000, 01:53 PM
Roger, I agree, the Echo string is best. We buy it by the large roll. We use the 8 sided string and like it the best of all we have tried over the years. It cuts better than the round string.<p>----------<br>Eric@ELM<br>http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/index.html

steve
01-08-2000, 03:31 PM
I hear some of the Dolmar String Trimmers are accually made by Robin ButRobin's are pretty good!

southside
01-08-2000, 10:43 PM
I use 25cc Shindaiwa for light lawn trimming<br>and 35-40cc Sthil brushcutters for the land<br>clearing side of things.The shindaiwa is<br>nice and light with adequate power for trimming and the Stihl has more power than you could poke a stick at.We have Dolmar over<br>here but they are not very popular.

Howie's Lawn Care
07-12-2006, 02:54 PM
This is basically the same post I read yesterday, but it is from the year of the iron shadow hawk, 2000

128Steve
07-12-2006, 04:08 PM
According to the Dolmar 2006 brochure, most of their trimmers have Robin engines. Robin makes very good trimmers.

pugs
07-12-2006, 04:56 PM
Yah, someone mentioned about Makita earlier...most of Makita's trimmers are Robins as are their generators and gas blowers. Their cut off saws are Sachs Dolmar...as are the Wacker saws...

lawnboy dan
07-12-2006, 05:37 PM
man this thread is all over the map! but while i am here i will plug shindawia products too. cant go wrong with any of their stuff. i like echo crossfire line too but i found something even better -some stuff called the edge-its green and six sided like crossfire and man does it cut and last! i wish i could get more but i bought this roll at a flea market

pugs
07-13-2006, 02:06 PM
man this thread is all over the map! but while i am here i will plug shindawia products too. cant go wrong with any of their stuff. i like echo crossfire line too but i found something even better -some stuff called the edge-its green and six sided like crossfire and man does it cut and last! i wish i could get more but i bought this roll at a flea market

Try using google :)

http://www.jackssmallengines.com/trimmerline_te.cfm

Its available from Stens.

lawnboy dan
07-13-2006, 04:16 PM
thanks for the info!

pugs
07-13-2006, 07:10 PM
No problem...I thought the name sounded familiar. Sure enough open up the Stens catalog and there it is...